Around the District
Change of Command  in Simi Valley
Thank you to Col. Mark Hustedt of the Royal High School JROTC for inviting my staff to be the lead dignitary in last Thursday’s Change of Command ceremony in Simi Valley. Congratulations to Cadet Col. Jasmin Grewal on your scholarship from the U.S. Marine Corps!
Congrats to Cadet Colonel Grewal! 

West Ranch NROTC Scholarship
Congratulations to Alexandria Banks from West Ranch High School on receiving a scholarship from the NROTC! My staff had the opportunity to present her with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition on March 25.
Keep making us proud, Alexandria

Getting Energetic at Pacific Scientific
On Tuesday I visited Pacific Scientific in Valencia, where I learned a great deal about their energetic materials operation and even had the opportunity to deploy the Nighthawk- a lightweight, portable design that immobilizes vehicles and enables officers to get out of the danger zone quicker.
Some hands on learning in Valencia

Civic Engagement at COC
It was great to meet with the students from College of the Canyons during their Civic Engagement meeting earlier this week. Thank you to Linda Beauregard-Vasquez for arranging the meeting.
Speaking at the College of the Canyons

Lights, Camera, Action – Recognizing A Job Well Done
On March 29 I paid a visit to Castaic Middle School in order to present certificates of Congressional Recognition to the students who won awards at the Student Network Television Convention earlier this month. Congratulations to each one of you and keep up the good work!
Congratulations to Castaic Middle School

Hearing from Advanced Audiology
Last Friday I toured Nola Aronson’s Advanced Audiology in Santa Clarita to learn about the newest advances in audiology and how federal regulations affect their operation.
Touring Advanced Audiology in Santa Clarita

The Palmdale Promise
Yesterday I presented certificates to Palmdale School District Superintendent Raul Maldonado, Eugene Narciso and Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford in recognition of their efforts to ensure that children are kindergarten-ready and able to read by third grade. Thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!
Recognizing a job well done in the AV

Calling All Artists!
I’m excited to announce that I am now accepting artwork submissions for the Congressional Art Competition of 2016. High School students can submit an original work of art for a chance to be selected as the 25th Congressional District’s winner. The first place winner will be provided with complimentary airfare to Washington, D.C. to see his or her art displayed in the Capitol Building where it will be featured for an entire year. Artwork must be submitted by Friday, April 24th to one of my District Offices in Antelope Valley, Simi Valley, or to the KHTS Radio Station in Santa Clarita. A winner will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of members of the art community throughout the district, and announced by May 4th.

For more information on guidelines and rules, please visit my website or call Nicole in my Santa Clarita Valley Office at (661) 255-5630.

Around the Capitol
Soldier for Life
On March 22 I was humbled and honored to receive the U.S. Army Soldier for Life pin from Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy. I look forward to continuing to work with him to build a leaner, meaner Army that will be effective in the 21st Century and will, as the Acting Secretary has said, “remain loyal to our Soldiers for Life.”
Being Honored by Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy

Desert Christian at the Capitol
I had a great time chatting with students from Desert Christian Schools in Lancaster on the Capitol steps two weeks ago. Thanks to Mr. Wilson for putting this trip together and for meeting up with me!
Desert Christian Schools at the Capitol

A Fantastic Meeting with AIPAC
Last Tuesday I had an excellent meeting with members of AIPAC – The American Israel Public Affairs Committee who flew from the 25th District to Washington, D.C. Thanks to Rabbi Mark Blazer from Temple Beth Ami in Santa Clarita, Jan Zakowski, and everyone else for taking the time to talk about US-Israel relations and my trip to Israel last year!
It was a pleasure meeting with you!

Taking Care of Business
In a House Committee on Small Business Markup on March 23 I proudly supported H.R. 4783: The Commercializing on Small Business Innovation Act, and H.R. 207: The Small Business Development Centers Improvements Act. Both of these bipartisan bills would help America’s small businesses compete in the global science and technology marketplaces. Watch the full markup, including my remarks, here.

The Water Fight We Must Win
Congress must pass legislation that will deliver relief to our drought-stricken state, and I will keep fighting to make sure that happens. In the meantime, we must take advantage of the rains from El Nino to send water to homes and businesses in Southern California. That is why last week I signed a letter to President Obama urging him take advantage of the rain from El Nino by increasing the amount of water sent south of the Delta. Read more here

Calling All Interns! 
Do you know anyone who is looking for work experience or wants to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process? My Washington, D.C. Office is currently accepting interns for 2016. Qualified candidates are encouraged to visit my website.

 

Around the Corner
Fiesta Mexicana
April 3rd, 1-4pm
Newhall Community Center, 22421 Market Street, Newhall

Tinkerlab-Science Play for 2-5yr olds
April 8th, 10:30am
Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main Street, Newhall

28th Annual Home Show
April 8th, 12-5pm & April 9-10th, 9am-5pm
Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W Avenue H, Lancaster

Awaken Your Power With Reading! Annual Library Family Book Festival
April 9th, 10am – 1pm 
Simi Valley Public Library, 2969 Tapo Canyon Road, Simi Valley

Palmdale Junior Ballet & Theatre Dance Company present "Danceworks: In Progress”
April 9th, 7-9pm 
Palmdale Playhouse, 38334 10th Sreett E, Palmdale

Farewell Celebration to Founding President, Richard R. Rush
April 9th, 5:30-11pm
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum, Air Force One Pavilion, 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley 


 
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